Police name drowned child

| 03/09/2008

(CNS): Tampa police have named the three-year-old girl from the Cayman Islands who drowned in a hotel swimming pool Wednesday 27 August in Tampa while on vacation with her family. Kiara Garcia, who turned three last month, was found unconscious in the pool at about 5:00 pm, according to a Tampa Police report. The family had been sitting near the pool earlier, and later the child wandered away and fell into the water, police said.

A bystander administered CPR until rescuers arrived. The child was transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. It wasn’t known how long she was in the water. Police determined the drowning was accidental. Kiara and her mother Chaka Garcia, were visiting from the Cayman Islands, police said, and were staying at the Embassy Suites hotel at 555 N. Westshore Blvd.

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  1. Joy says:

    Suffer the little children come unto me. 

    Chaka, God cares for and understands the broken heart.  He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. Do not let your heart be troubled or afraid for God is with you during this tough time.


  2. Monique Simmonds says:

    I am deeply saddened by this news. Please accept my deepest sympathies to the parents & family of this young child

  3. Juliette says:

    I am so sorry for your loss – my heart goes out to the family.

  4. Anonymous says:

    As a parent, my heart goes out to the family of this precious child. God bless you in your time of sadness. But know that until you see the face of our Lord Jesus Christ, he will hold her and keep her waiting for you.

    Sympathetic parent.